PhD and Postdoctoral positions at the University of Duisburg-Essen: Ab inito modelling of oxide interfaces

PhD and Postdoctoral positions at the University of Duisburg-Essen: Ab inito modelling of oxide interfaces

Dear colleagues,

I am glad to announce a PhD and a Postdoctoral positions at the University of Duisburg Essen in ab initio modelling of novel phenomena at oxide interfaces: A PhD and aPostdoctoral position are available at the Department of Physics, U Duisburg-Essen in the group of Prof. Dr. Rossitza Pentcheva in the area of first principles modelling of novel electronic phases at oxide interfaces relevant for electronics, spintronics and energy conversion applications.

Focus areas include: (i) nonequilibrium carrier dynamics in oxide materials and superlattices induced by laser pulses and (ii) topologically nontrivial phases in oxide superlattices and (iii) understanding and optimization of the catalytic activity of oxide surfaces as anode materials for e.g. water splitting; . The research will involve intensive collaborations with experimental groups e.g. within the collaborative research programs CRC/TRR247 and CRC1242.

We invite applications from highly qualified and motivated individuals with a MSc degree (PhD postiion/PhD degree (PostDoc position) in physics, materials science or chemistry. We expect extensive experience with density functional theory methods and high-performance computing. Knowledge of many body perturbation theory, time-dependent DFT, and the analysis of topologically nontrivial states will be an advantage. Further requirements include strong computer programming skills, good written and oral communication skills in English, ability to work independently and to cooperate with both theoretical and experimental partners.

The PostDoc position is for two years with a competitive salary (E13 TV-L). The Faculty of Physics of the University of Duisburg-Essen has a strong tradition in condensed matter theory and experiment, magnetism and surface science. The campus is located in a green residential area of Duisburg, North Rhine Westfalia, in proximity to further big cities, e.g. Düsseldorf, Essen and Cologne.

Please send your application (including a one-page cover letter addressing your research interests and motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of Master/BSc/PhD certificates and contact information of two references) to Prof. Dr. Rossitza Pentcheva ( ). Evaluation of candidates will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Further information here and here.